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I am sure to get some comments on this, but, hey, isn’t that what we are all here for??

When surfing the fab40 site I happened on a group with alot of gals saying their opinion on tattoos.  Sorry, but we really need to lighten up on this topic. Could we agree to disagree that for some folks they , tattoos, are symbolic of a personal meaning in their life. Lets agree that all of us, for whatever reason, do things that mean something to us. That could be in things we wear,buy,types of friends we have, etc...

I guess the thing that surprised me is the tone of some of the comments. Yes, you guessed it, I like ‘em!.. Why do I like them? Because its a bold move and is expressive of the person.Yes, we could all be “normal” and not paint ourselves, but isn’t it nice to know if you don’t want to be cookiecutter in your life, and you want to have a bit of bold in your life, well dang it, go for it!!
Let’s honor those people who want to remember an important lesson they learned by having a symbolic image.
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      Mara wrote Jun 19, 2008
    • I have a tattoo that is special to me because it is something I did that represents myself and my son.  It is on my left wrist and is two stars together.  I love stars and I think they are so special and I thought it would be a great symbol for the both of us. I have had a lot of negative comments but then I have also had a lot of good ones.  I agree tattoo’s are not for everyone but if you chose to get it done make it something you will treasure.

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      Dawn Libby wrote Jun 20, 2008
    • Hi Vicky,
      I love tats too, I believe in personal expression, and don’t think what I do with my body is anyones biz but my own, but then Im a gemini and alot outspoken.
      So I will stand beside you and agree to disagree also

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      Mellamom wrote Jul 15, 2008
    • I married a man that is about 70% covered by his tats... and I dont have a one. I could never decide on one - what would be the FIRST, the one with the most meaning?? I have trouble deciding on a shade a nail polish - how could I decide on a tattoo?

      But for him it was a natural expression. There is great artistry on his body - full of symbolism. He endured hour upon hour of pain and spent a heck of a lot of money to decorate his body and wear his emotions on his sleeves - literally.

      I give him such respect for this. But he is treated like a freak - and like an object. People grab his arms and twist them to see the work. People always ask where my tats are. Little tip - if you can't see it - it aint polite to ask!

      I wasn’t sure how I would handle this public reaction when we started dating. But I soon found out that it doesnt matter. I love staring at the whirrls of color while we are in private and I am proud to stand next to the man I love, so full of emotion and personal pride, in public.

      Thanks for the blog - I think it’s a great topic!

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